Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Garden Club and Mr. Des Kennedy

The Garden Club and the Kumquat Campaign, a novel by Des Kennedy

"In this warm and humorous novel, narrator Joseph Jones leads us into the world of Upshot Island, an imaginary place off the coast of British Columbia. Joseph's life takes an interesting turn when members of the local garden club decide to take part in the effort to save the Kumquat Sound rain forest. What starts out as a peaceful pilgrimage turns into an outrageous adventure. Along the way, readers will meet the strange characters who inhabit Upshot Island, such as Elvira Stone who believes her missing husband was abducted by a UFO and Waddy Watts, a cantankerous old-timer who predicts the next rainfall by the sound of the frogs. Award-winning garden writer Des Kennedy's descriptions of coastal plants create a perfect natural environment for the story. His intriguing narrative delves into realms of mystery, death, and love.
...The Garden Club is a must-have for all lovers of the outdoors."**
**Book description found at 49th Shelf

A copy of The Garden Club, short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, is available for loan from our wonderful Powell River Public Library

Other Des Kennedy titles available for loan from the library are: 
  • The Way of a Gardener:  A Life's Journey
  • Climbing Patrick's Mountain
  • An Ecology of Enchantment:  A Year in the Life of a Garden
  • Living Things We Love to Hate
  • The Passionate Gardener
Des Kennedy

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